Johnson, von der Leyen to meet in Brussels as Brexit clock ticks

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    The future trading relationship between the United Kingdom and Europe is hanging in the balance, with just three weeks before the UK leaves the EU’s single market.

    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to travel to Brussels for crucial talks with the European Commission president.

    Despite months of negotiations, there are still significant differences on key issues.

    Al Jazeera’s Paul Brennan reports from Brussels, Belgium.

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